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Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, Mississippi

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: (800) 305-7417
Description: The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war.
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Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi

The Delta Center for Culture & Learning
Cleveland, MS 38733
Phone: (662) 846-4312
Description: The Blues, Welty, Wright, Williams, Civil War and Civil Rights, The Great Flood, Bogues and Bayous, Plantations, The Great Migration, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul Food, King Cotton, The River, Precision Agriculture, Catfish, Gospel, Immigrants' Stories, Highway 61, Segregation, Integration, Share Cropping, Freedom Songs, Freedom Summer, Folk Tales, Swamp Forests, Hunting Clubs, and surprisingly, hot tamale
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Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area, Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: (228) 523-4150
Description: The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a culturally, historically, and environmentally distinctive region where many chapters in the national story have been written. The bounties of the Mississippi Gulf Coast's natural resources have brought people to this area from all over the world. The modern culture of the Coast consists of a multi-ethnic gumbo of people and traditions.
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Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, Mississippi

Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance
398 East Main Street,
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: (662) 844-1278
Description: See the birthplace where Elvis made his entrance to the world stage ... Walk among the nation’s most extensive remaining Civil War earthworks from one of the largest sieges in the Western Hemisphere, at the Crossroads of the Confederacy ... There’s so much to see and do in the Mississippi Hills. Faulkner once said he could spend a lifetime writing about it—you could spend a lifetime exploring it.
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Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi

640 South Canal Street
Natchez, MS 39120
Phone: (601) 446-5790
Description: Natchez National Historical Park tells the story of Natchez in the American South. The park protects the sites and structures associated with the peoples of Natchez and its surrounding area from earliest inhabitants to the modern era.
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Vicksburg National Military Park, Louisiana & Mississippi

3201 Clay St
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Phone: (601) 636-0583
Description: Vicksburg National Military Park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, waged from March 29 to July 4, 1863. The park, located in Vicksburg, Mississipp, also commemorates the greater Vicksburg Campaign which led up to the battle.
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